Colorado State traded an offensive coordinator for a defensive coordinator on Sunday.
The Rams lost offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin to Oregon State - in a move that makes sense for both parties, considering it'll be a raise for Baldwin and new head coach Mike Bobowill presumably install his own fingerprint on the offense - but pulled defensive coordinator Tyson Summersaway from Central Florida, FootballScoop learned on Sunday evening. The move was first reported by ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
The opposite side of the ball is often the deciding factor for many coordinators-turned-first time head coaches, as many a successful coach has seen his ship capsized by failing to master the other side of the ball. For Bobo to land Summers is a step in the right direction.
Summers took over Central Florida's defense prior to the 2014 Fiesta Bowl, helping the Knights upset Baylor in the process, and led a defense that ranked fifth in yards per play allowed, seventh in total defense, eighth in scoring defense, seventh in rushing defense, 10th in yards per carry allowed, 13th in pass efficiency defense and sixth in red zone defense this fall.
Summers worked with Bobo previously, helping Georgia win the 2005 SEC championship as a graduate assistant working with the defensive backs while Bobo was the Bulldogs' quarterbacks coach. Summers left to take the safeties job at Georgia Southern the next year, and then spent the next five seasons at UAB before joining George O'Leary's staff at UCF in 2012.